ORLANDO, Fla., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TNI BioTech, Inc. (OTC: TNIB) announced today that it has formed a new subsidiary, Cytocom, Inc., for the purpose of developing Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and Met-enkephalin (MENK).
TNI BioTech has spent the last year developing a manufacturing and distribution network for sale of LDN into emerging nations and has had discussions with the FDA and EMA to begin clinical trials in the United States.
The Company has considered whether to separate (1) the development activities of the Company, and (2) the manufacturing and distribution of its novel therapies into emerging nations. Due to the differences in experience required to run a development business and a distribution business, the Company believes that now is the right time to separate these business lines before beginning its clinical trials and platform development of the biopharmaceuticals business. While both businesses have moved forward this year under single management, they have distinctly different business models, sales channels, customers, capital requirements and the need for very different management.
TNI BioTech has entered into consulting arrangements with Dr. Graham Burton, M.D., Ph.D. and Mr. Gary G. Gemignani, two biotech/pharmaceutical executives, in order to focus on the clinical advancement of LDN and MENK. It is anticipated that in the near future, Dr. Burton and Mr. Gemignani will enter into employment agreements with Cytocom to become CEO and COO/CFO, respectively.
Dr. Burton will be responsible for leading Cytocom's global development, clinical research and medical initiatives. Mr. Gemignani will be responsible for operational and business development activities and financial management of Cytocom.
About TNI BioTech, Inc.
TNI BioTech, Inc. is a biotech company working to combat chronic, life-threatening diseases through the activation and modulation of the body's immune system using our patented immunotherapy. Our products and immunotherapy technologies are designed to harness the power of the immune system to improve the treatment of cancer, infections such as HIV/AIDS, chronic inflammatory diseases, and autoimmune diseases.
Our proprietary technology, therapies and patents include the treatment of a wide range of cancers. Our most advanced clinical programs involve immunotherapy with met-enkephalin ("MENK") (sometimes referred to as opioid growth factor ("OGF")) and our Low Dose Naltrexone product ("LDN"), which have been shown to stimulate the immune system even in patients with advanced cancer. Even though management considers any condition that results in altered-immune response a target for investigation, the Company will most likely pursue additional investigations for MENK and LDN as valuable candidates in the treatment of the following: autoimmune states such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis; as an adjunct in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatments or surgery; and as an adjunct to antibiotics in the treatment of a variety of infectious diseases, including patients with AIDS, in combination with retroviral drug therapy.
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Dennis S. Dobson
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